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Year-ender: The dilemma of Philippine income tax system

Published by reposted only Date posted on December 25, 2015

MANILA, Philippines – Danielle Clara Dandan, a 26-year-old writer from Makati, is preparing for her wedding next year. If she has her way, she would have wanted the law lowering income tax passed before year-end.

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Most Filipinos unable to meet medical costs of critical illnesses

Published by reposted only Date posted on November 25, 2015

MANILA, Philippines – Eighty-four percent of Filipinos are not financially prepared for medical costs in case they are diagnosed with critical illnesses, such as heart disease.

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A hard landing in China could ‘shake the world’

Published by reposted only Date posted on November 20, 2015

“A slowing China redistributes global economic activity through the commodity channel as much as dampening it” China’s slowdown is already playing out across the world, dragging down commodity prices and weighing on trade partners.

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Poor financial literacy hampers Philippine growth

Published by reposted only Date posted on November 12, 2015

MANILA, Philippines – Despite the country’s recent economic gains, Sen. Sonny Angara lamented the poor ranking of the Philippines in a recent financial literacy index, which he said may hamper the government’s efforts to pursue inclusive growth.

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Philippine annual rice wastage hits P1 B

Published by reposted only Date posted on November 4, 2015

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – A million “food guardians” will be generated for 100 million Filipino rice consumers after the National Food Authority (NFA) and the Department of Agriculture (DA) reported that wastage of rice had gone up to P10 billion yearly or around P27 million daily.

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Messages of Condolence

Published by anna Date posted on October 30, 2015

      I would like to personally extend my condolences to the family of Senator Herrera and the TUCP. I pay tribute to him not only as a great labor leader who dedicated his life to improving and defending the lives of Filipino workers, but also as a Solidarity Center partner to implement worker…

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Loan sharks remain popular among low-income Filipinos

Published by reposted only Date posted on October 21, 2015

Filipinos continue to seek credit from loan sharks and other informal lenders than go to banks for their financial needs, according to the results of a World Bank survey.

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Protected: Evaluation report

Published by reposted only Date posted on October 11, 2015

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Protected: Final report

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Phl among worst places to die – study

Published by reposted only Date posted on October 10, 2015

A 2015 Quality of Death study index has listed the Philippines as one of the worst places to die, next to Iraq and Bangladesh.

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Philippines losing P300 B to disasters yearly

Published by reposted only Date posted on October 5, 2015

MANILA, Philippines – Losing more than P300 billion from natural disasters and calamities every year, the Philippines is at the forefront of a new global cooperation seeking to reduce financial vulnerabilities to natural catastrophes.

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Filipinos last longest, PH tops global list of porn site viewers

Published by reposted only Date posted on January 15, 2015

MANILA, Philippines—Filipinos spent the most time watching adult videos, topping the worldwide list of a porn site’s 2014 year in review.

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Philippines among ‘most worsened’ states

Published by reposted only Date posted on December 26, 2014

MANILA, Philippines — The Fragile States Index sounded off the Philippines with a “very high warning” as it ranked 52nd most fragile country and 5th “most worsened.”

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Phl among Top 10 worsened states

Published by reposted only Date posted on December 24, 2014

2014 saw the breakdown of the nation. Criminality reigned. Street murders and holdups rose, as cops only watched. Motorcycle gunmen assassinated even minor targets for a liter of liquor. Cabbies leveled up from shortchanging to robbing passengers at gunpoint. Bizarre new rules discouraged gun licensees from renewing, swelling the volume of loose firearms. Witnesses against…

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PH 15th largest exporter of dirty money in developing world

Published by reposted only Date posted on December 18, 2014

Over $9.16 billion in dirty money streamed out of the Philippines in 2012, depriving the economy of funds that could have been used to combat poverty and boost growth, says a Global Financial Integrity study

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Philippines named as one of the most racist countries in the world

Published by reposted only Date posted on April 12, 2014

Recent data from the World Value Survey shows that the Philippines is one of the most racist countries in the world. This survey basically asked people what kinds of people they wouldn’t want to live near and then counted the amount of people who chose ‘people of a different race’ for each country. Apparently, societies,…

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PH to miss Millennium Devt Goal on poverty

Published by reposted only Date posted on March 20, 2014

MANILA, Philippines – The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) says recent disasters that hit the country make it impossible to reduce poverty, based on targets set in the Millennium Development Goals of the United Nations.

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Country slips anew in logistics ranking

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THE PHILIPPINES fell for the second time in a row in a World Bank ranking that tracks how efficiently goods can be traded across borders.

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Phl in The Economist top ten list

Published by reposted only Date posted on March 19, 2014

How is that for a headline? P-Noy is always urging columnists to be positive about the country. At long last we landed among the top 10 in a list prepared by the prestigious magazine, The Economist. And we are ahead of Thailand and Indonesia too.

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Schroder sees losses as Aquino rejects risk of an overheating PHL economy

Published by reposted only Date posted on February 22, 2014

PRESIDENT Aquino’s confidence that there is no risk of overheating in Southeast Asia’s fastest-growing economy isn’t reflected in the country’s bond market. Sovereign peso notes fell 5 percent in three months in local-currency terms, the most among 32 emerging-market indexes tracked by Bloomberg, while the Philippines currency dropped 2 percent against the dollar. Inflation quickened…

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PH listed as 3rd most dangerous place for journalists

Published by reposted only Date posted on February 19, 2014

MANILA, Philippines—The Philippines was listed as the third most dangerous place for journalist in the world following Syria and Iraq, a report from the International News Safety Institute’s said.

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PHL 3rd most dangerous country for journalists —INSI report

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GENEVA – One hundred and thirty-four journalists and media support staff were killed while on reporting assignments last year, most of them targeted deliberately, the London-based International News Safety Institute (INSI) said on Tuesday.

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World press freedom: Phl slips to 149th

Published by reposted only Date posted on February 13, 2014

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines – The Philippines slid to 149 in the 179-country World Press Freedom Index of the France-based Reporters Sans Frontiéres (RSF or Reporters Without Borders).

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Filipinos 3rd among world’s heaviest drinkers—study

Published by reposted only Date posted on February 5, 2014

MANILA, Philippines — Bottoms up! After ranking 15th in the world’s top porn-watchers according to an adult website, Filipinos are now involved in another kind of bottom, shot glass bottoms.

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$400-B illicit money flowed through Phl

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MANILA, Philippines – An anti-graft watchdog yesterday said the Philippine government was cheated of $3.85 billion in tax revenues in 2011, part of massive illicit money flows that totaled more than $400 billion in the past five decades.

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Filipinos as money ‘experts’: Clueless on bonds, stocks, loans

Published by reposted only Date posted on June 28, 2013

MANILA, Philippines—One out of every five Filipinos from the middle to upper income groups claims to be an “expert” in money matters. But a global insurance giant recently found that members of these classes perform poorly in a basic financial literacy quiz.

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Filipinos are world’s biggest gin drinkers

Published by reposted only Date posted on June 18, 2013

MANILA, Philippines – Filipinos rule the global gin market and among the top drinkers of rum products, according to market research firm International Wine & Spirit Research (IWSR).

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PHL still among ‘least peaceful countries’ in world, Asia Pacific – survey

Published by reposted only Date posted on June 13, 2013

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines — The country remains among the “least peaceful” in the world and the Asia Pacific, improving only slightly in its global ranking, a survey by a non-profit research organization showed.

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G20 promises growth, but how?

Published by reposted only Date posted on May 3, 2013

(Financial Times) — The world’s heading economies set an design on Saturday to boost expansion and jobs during a finish of a weekend of high-level meetings, yet undermined their ambitions with neatly incompatible views of a required policies.

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PH has SE Asia’s lowest forest cover

Published by reposted only Date posted on April 23, 2013

There’s more sobering news on the state of the country’s environment, according to an environment official during Monday’s celebration of Earth Day: The Philippines has the second-lowest forest cover in Southeast Asia and its biodiversity is among the most threatened in the world; despite the country having one of the most extensive coral reef areas…

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